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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Mary Louise Davie

Mary Louise Davie taught herself to read at 3 and then shortly thereafter began devouring books at an incredible rate. At eight she wrote her first novella, at eleven she entered her poetry phase for which she obtained national recognition on the college circuit. In her early 20’s she had many songs recorded, but as her father was a famous musician she decided to leave the music to him and went back to her writing. Many years later with 20-some novels completed but just tossed on a shelf she finally attempted publication at a friend’s urging. She changed genres and everything fell into place. A Sci-fi author was born.

Part of what made Science Fiction, actually Hard Science Fiction, the perfect genre is Mary Louise’s background. After earning her Chemistry degree Mary Louise worked as a chemist for a year before realizing she wasn’t likely to be the research scientist she wanted to be. She quit her job and began following the path of IT. In addition she loved reading nonfiction about anything science. She had subscriptions to all the top science magazines and if a topic caught her eye, she would investigate, even run the numbers to prove her own theories. In fact if it weren’t for her disagreeing so much with a a particular theory she read, "Sanacion: The Black Hole Mission" might not even exist, which was actually great as it began a new journey, one of discovery and joy. Her need for truth in the science and tech in her writing is organic – if it doesn’t work, her mind won’t allow her to write anymore until she finds out how it would really work!

All things physics, toss in some IT, a touch of psychology and a lot of imagination and you have a Mary Louise Davie's space journey. Frequently compared to writers such as Ray Bradbury or Orson Scott Card, and some of Arthur C. Clarke’s earlier works, Mary Louise takes an interesting trip, never really having an enemy, instead having those who are only acting in self-defense, in defense of their world, in defense of mankind or perhaps in defense of alien-kind. Mary Louise asks the question what if and then follows it to its rightful conclusion.

School took up many years as Mary Louise returned again and again for each interest – Accounting, Pre-Law, Chemistry, MSA in IT, Teaching, Creative Writing and an online attendance in many Physics arenas. (Having a mother who was an English Teacher and valued education more than anything, set the bar high!) AND She would like to return again for Astronomy and Physics.

Touring with Wizard World as well as attending many other Conventions as a guest, giving book readings in addition to her many presentations. (Also - giving her presentations at Sci-fi days or schools, as requested.

Known as somewhat of a NASA Expert (in others words) besides being invited to play/visit NASA either in Florida for a launch or Maryland…Mary Louise gets to meet the brightest minds and run scenarios with them… She also gives NASA presentations - such as her NASA Takes on the Galaxy or Mars Impending which speaks of one of the most recent plans for Mars. These "workshops" are on CON TV as well.

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Scheduled events:
Author Pavilion - Young Adult Books
Author Pavilion - Young Adult (Seats 4)
Sun, Mar 12, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Authors: Mary Louise Davie, C Ben, C.J. Foxx, Sandra Lopez

Target Earth: You Only See WHat You Want To
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Brighton Publishing, llc
August 2015
ISBN 2940157946258
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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